Apiaries (domesticated beehives) are permitted in the City of Gallatin.
Apiaries are permitted in the following districts:
A - Agricultural Residential
R40 - Low Density Residential
R20 - Low Density Residential
R15 - Medium Density Residential
R10 - Medium Density Residential on lots, parcels or tracts of greater than one-quarter acre in area
R8 - Medium Density Residential on lots, parcels or tracts of greater than one quarter acre in area
R-6 - High Density Residential on lots, parcels or tracts of greater than one quarter acre in area
In Commercial districts, including:
MRO - Multiple-Residential and Office,
OR - Office Residential
SP - Specific Plan
CS - Commercial Services
CG - Commercial General
PGC - Planned General Commercial
PNC - Planned Neighborhood Commercial
CSL - Commercial Service Limited
PBP - Planned Business Park,
In Commercial districts with a contiguous open space area, the dimensions of the open space area shall be equal to or greater than one-quarter acre and shall be provided on a single lot, parcel or tract. Large expanses of linear open space areas shall not qualify as suitable open space. The open space area shall generally be of similar distances or dimensions in width and length.
IR - Industrial Restrictive
IG - Industrial General
Apiaries are prohibited in the following districts:
MU - Mixed Use
MUG - Mixed Use General
MPO - Medical Professional Office
GO - General Office
CC - Core Commercial
Property to Colony Ratios
One-quarter acre to one-half acre - 2 colonies
One-half acre to one acre - 4 colonies
More than one acre - 6 colonies
However, no apiary or colony shall be located within 200 feet from an existing apiary or colony or an inhabited dwelling.
Beehive Colony Locations
All beehive or colony structures shall be located in a side or rear yard.
All beehives or colony structures shall be located at least 10 feet from any property line.
On properties without a principal structure, all hives and colonies shall be located behind the required front building setback lines as established by zoning.
All beehives and colonies shall be setback no less than 50 feet from a private right-of-way or public street right-of-way.
All persons operating a beehive shall provide a registration form indicating the address and location on the lot, parcel or tract to the Planning Department.